Lucknow: With its police facing criticism over insensitive handling of cases, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday sought to repair the damage by asking its policemen to ‘improve their behaviour’.

"Besides directing police officers to improve behaviour of their subordinates, they have been asked to sensitize policemen on crime against women by holding workshops or other means," DGP DR Nagar said.

Nagar was speaking during a meeting of state's administrative top brass in the capital on Sunday. A woman was brutalized by policemen in Aligarh during recent protests by angry locals over recovery of a girl's dead body near a garbage dump.

The incident had revoked sharp criticism from various quarters, with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) pulling up the district police for its mishandling.

In the meeting, which was also attended by Principal Secretary (Home) RM Srivastava, reports were sought from IGs, DIGs and district police chiefs on matters like action taken against the criminals, community policing and PCR functioning, officials said.

Emphasis was laid on imparting knowledge about various rules and regulations to policemen posted at station level, in order to improve their functioning.

(Agencies)

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